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Germany's rail system is a great way to tour the country. It's cheap. It's (usually) punctual. And it has amazing views

Ice sculptures

Impressive. Most Impressive: Sapporo Snow Fest turns to dark side

Impressive. Most Impressive: Sapporo Snow Fest turns to dark side

Built by troops from the country's Self-Defense Forces, a massive Darth Vader snow sculpture is stealing the show at the Japanese festival
Harbin Ice and Snow World: China's coolest festival, in photos

Harbin Ice and Snow World: China's coolest festival, in photos

The famed LED-lit winter wonderland is now on in northeast China
Hot in Harbin: World's most spectacular winter festival opens

Hot in Harbin: World's most spectacular winter festival opens

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northern China gets bigger and bolder each year